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800 tourists stranded on Indian island amid heavy rains

The Indian Navy Wednesday launched operations to evacuate 800 tourists stranded on an island in India's Andaman and Nicobar Island archipelago amid heavy rains.

"Mother" of India's Tamil Nadu state, Jayalalithaa dies aged 68

Jayaram Jayalalithaa, one of India's most powerful and popular politicians, died at a hospital in Chennai on Monday, a day after she suffered a cardiac arrest, doctors said.

Ghani urges Pakistan to keep aid and focus instead on own terrorists

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that the 500 million dollars Pakistan has pledged in aid to Afghanistan would be better spent on stopping terrorism cells on its own soil.

Two die, more feared dead in blast at Indian explosives factory

Two workers died and as many as 14 more were feared dead at the site of an explosives factory blast in southern India, police said.

Disparity in Indian sex ratio is increasing, latest report shows

The number of Indian girls born compared to that for boys continues to decline, census data shows, despite nationwide campaigns to boost female birth levels.

Ten dead after militant attack on Indian Army unit in Kashmir

Militants attacked an Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir state Tuesday sparking a gunbattle in which seven soldiers and three militants died, officials said.

Nepalese not allowed to use new Indian notes despite cash shortages

Nepalese will not be allowed to use new Indian bank notes worth 500 and 2,000 rupees (about 7 and 29 dollars) until India’s central bank authorises Nepal to do so, an official said Friday.

Modi: India's water will not be allowed to flow into Pakistan

India will exercise full control over its share of river waters that flow into Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday amid a row over a key water treaty between the hostile neighbours...

India pushes digital payments amid currency crackdown, protests

The Indian government announced several measures on Wednesday to promote digital money transfers and ease cash flows in rural areas following its demonetization of high value currency notes as...

Pakistan says 12 killed by Indian shelling, gunfire in Kashmir

Pakistani officials said Indian troops fired at a passenger bus on the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir region on Wednesday, killing nine civilians, amid rising tensions between the nuclear-...

India train accident toll reaches 149; railways mull safety issues

The death toll from the weekend train derailment in northern India reached 149, but officials said Tuesday that it would rise as at least 60 people were critically injured.

India train crash toll rises to 142; families search for loved ones

The death toll in one of India's worst train crashes climbed to 142 on Monday as rescue workers who combed the site overnight for survivors, started wrapping up their work.

116 killed, more than 200 injured after train derails in north India

At least 116 people died, many in their sleep, and more than 200 were injured after an Indian passenger train derailed early Sunday in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Three soldiers killed in rebel attack in India's north-east

Three soldiers were killed and four wounded Saturday when suspected militants attacked an Indian Army convoy in the north-eastern state of Assam, officials said.

Pakistan warns India against escalation after soldiers killed

Islamabad on Monday warned New Delhi against escalating border tensions after seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian shelling in the disputed region of Kashmir.